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Chris
02-14-2013, 12:27 PM
When I visited my older sis in London last summer, I heard a guy asking antoher guy if he wanted to "smoke a fag". I got a little nervous, but then realized where I was.

Let's talk about how everybody agrees on the fact that British is a weird branch of English.

Faris
02-14-2013, 12:47 PM
Teenager English is by far the strangest and saddest, tbh.

Fag=cig is indeed the strangest from them Brits.

Pheesh
02-14-2013, 01:22 PM
I was shocked in chat the other week when I found out that Americans and Brits both didn't know what a wristy was.

Night Fury
02-14-2013, 01:29 PM
We also eat Faggots, Chris.

Pheesh
02-14-2013, 01:42 PM
And spotted dicks.

Night Fury
02-14-2013, 01:44 PM
It's true. Spotted Dick is quite a favourite over here.

Psychotic
02-14-2013, 02:13 PM
We invented the language and we have the pure form of it. The rest of you are the weirdos.

Old Manus
02-14-2013, 02:38 PM
in b4 amalgamation of several european dialects

Yar
02-14-2013, 02:43 PM
We invented the language and we have the pure form of it. The rest of you are the weirdos.lol ok...

Jinx
02-14-2013, 03:12 PM
When I visited my older sis in London last summer, I heard a guy asking antoher guy if he wanted to "smoke a fag". I got a little nervous, but then realized where I was.



You sure like to bring this up a lot and get offended by it!

I guess since I've been talking to English people since I was 15 years old, I don't really notice it, and I even use British words/slang when I talk. Every once in awhile someone will say something that will make me go, "Huh?" But usually I can figure out what it means by context.

Old Manus
02-14-2013, 03:44 PM
You sure like to bring this up a lot and get offended by it!intent isn't magic

die cis scum

Denmark
02-14-2013, 03:49 PM
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DrAssenov
02-14-2013, 03:57 PM
Spotted dick...smoking a fag... yes, definitely had to stop there for a second, lol!

I had a British classmate who had the cutest accent... LOVED the way she said "strawberries." AMAZING.

Shorty
02-14-2013, 05:53 PM
No, it's weird.

Aulayna
02-14-2013, 05:57 PM
I think someone typo'ed "the best" as "weird" in this thread title. I should fix that.

louby_4eva
02-14-2013, 06:00 PM
We invented the language and we have the pure form of it. The rest of you are the weirdos.

Agreed :D

Formalhaut
02-14-2013, 06:12 PM
Teenager English is by far the strangest and saddest, tbh.

Fag=cig is indeed the strangest from them Brits.

As one of those teenagers (Sort of) I cannot stand teenager language. It's just annoying, and meaningless drivel.

'Fag' actually has two slang meanings: Either in reference to a cigarette or as a derogatory term for a gay person.

We now also have 'reem' from a television programme...

Steve
02-14-2013, 06:17 PM
Please play this in the background for my inspirational speech reading: Important as hell! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHNfvJc99YY)

Now with this playing, and a truly patriotic frame set it's time for my most impressive British patriotism to date.


We speak the only true English in the world; so smurf off the lot of you!

I think that covers it all :)

Psychotic
02-14-2013, 06:25 PM
If you little bitches don't like it go speak French. We never asked inferior colonial types like you to start tainting our glorious language with your uncultured tongues. Seriously. gtfo our language.

Bonus points to anyone who identifies where the new and improved thread title is from :)

Formalhaut
02-14-2013, 06:33 PM
Bonus points to anyone who identifies where the new and improved thread title is from :)

It's not Buffy the Vampire Slayer is it?

Psychotic
02-14-2013, 06:37 PM
It bloody well is. Good job!

Also don't get me wrong folks, I do like American English too and have incorporated a lot of American phrases into my own speech. We're better together! :love: My point is that when you try to call the original creators of the language weird, well, that's just a little bit silly. And when you twist an innocent word into a homophobic slur, well, methinks it's not the British who are the ones with the problem. :monster:

Madame Adequate
02-14-2013, 06:47 PM
But American English is closer to the English which evolved in the Renaissance and Early Modern period than British English is, which has deviated further in both spelling and pronunciation.

Psychotic
02-14-2013, 06:51 PM
No it bloody doesn't. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/9143302/How-should-Shakespeare-really-sound.html) That sounds like Quin.

Chris
02-14-2013, 06:59 PM
Fancy terms like "Biscuits", "Princess Di", doesn't exactly make you superior, laddy boys.

GO FRANCE.

qwertysaur
02-14-2013, 08:53 PM
GO FRANCE.
Saying that is just asking Psy to have a field day with your profile. :p

British English isn't the weird English, it's the charming grandpa English.
Australian English is the weird one. :p

Denmark
02-14-2013, 09:56 PM
i think croatian english is the weird one

G13
02-14-2013, 10:31 PM
Pretty sure we're both guilty of bastardizing the language, we're just the bigger asshats about it.


FUCKIN MERICA

Pheesh
02-14-2013, 11:59 PM
GO FRANCE.
Saying that is just asking Psy to have a field day with your profile. :p

British English isn't the weird English, it's the charming grandpa English.
Australian English is the weird one. :p

Oi Cobba, watch your pie hole fore I king your testies with me didge!

Madame Adequate
02-15-2013, 12:13 AM
No it bloody doesn't. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/9143302/How-should-Shakespeare-really-sound.html) That sounds like Quin.

Huh, who knew? Well, I still think spellings and certain word meanings are as I said, but I concede the pronunciation point!

The Man
02-15-2013, 12:25 AM
Honestly it sounds more like a Scottish accent to me than anything. I should know; I dated a Scotswoman for close to three years.

qwertysaur
02-15-2013, 01:30 AM
GO FRANCE.
Saying that is just asking Psy to have a field day with your profile. :p

British English isn't the weird English, it's the charming grandpa English.
Australian English is the weird one. :p

Oi Cobba, watch your pie hole fore I king your testies with me didge!
I think you said "Hey, watch your mouth before I kick you in the nuts" :p

Jinx
02-15-2013, 01:49 AM
GO FRANCE.
Saying that is just asking Psy to have a field day with your profile. :p

British English isn't the weird English, it's the charming grandpa English.
Australian English is the weird one. :p

Oi Cobba, watch your pie hole fore I king your testies with me didge!
I think you said "Hey, watch your mouth before I kick you in the nuts" :p

didgeridoo, qwerty